10 powerful acupressure points for Digestion

Healthy digestion can make wonders to the body else, blunders to the body.

The digestive system is the most significant part of the body. If the digestion is healthy, then the body functions properly and cures other damaged parts of the body, but if the digestion is disrupting, it can show adverse effects on many other parts of the body.


The root cause of a weaker digestive system and the immune system is fast food. The preservatives damage health and the harsh chemicals damage the digestive tract by rupturing the lining of the digestive system. It can cause ulcers, damaged lining, gastric, burning sensation, celiac disease, and even cancer.

Acupressure helps in opening the meridian for the energy to flow to every part of the body. By pressing targeted pressure points for digestion helps balance the yin yang of the body and maintain balance in the thyroid level. Acupressure is a simple exercise that can be performed anytime in a day. It is an ancient Chinese therapy to cure the body at home. It can be performed with fingers, elbows, hands, knees, and legs. These reflexology points for the digestive system releases excessive heat from the body, which cures the metabolism and maintains the balance in the pitta.

What is Digestion?  How to ease the digestion of food?

Digestion is the breakdown of complex food into smaller components. Digestion starts from the mouth and ends in the anus.

Digestive system

Digestion is mainly divided into 2 parts-

  • Mechanical digestion
  • Chemical digestion
  1. Mechanical digestion– starts in the mouth when the food is broken down by physical force.
  2. Chemical digestion– starts in the gastrointestinal tract, where food is broken down with the help of enzymes.

The rudimentary process of digestion starts in the mouth where the food is being chewed; this process is called mastication. The saliva in the mouth helps in breaking down the starch present in the food because of amylase in the saliva.

The food then travels in the esophagus from mouth to stomach for chemical digestion. Here gastric juices break down protein from the food. These gastric juices are harsh acids released by stomach- hydrochloric acid (HCL) and pepsin.

These harsh acids can damage the stomach lining very quickly, but to protect this lining, mucus is also secreted by the stomach to protect the stomach lining.

Then the food moves to the small intestine, where the ‘N’ number of enzymes breaks the food into smaller components. On the wall of the small intestine, there is a projection like villi and microvilli that helps in the digestion of food and increases the surface area for absorption and diffusion.

On the other hand, the liver produces bile juice which is required for the digestion of food. This bile juice is carried by the bile duct into the small intestine. Pancreas also performs a significant role by secreting pancreatic juice, which works for absorbing nutrients and aiding digestion.

After passing from the small intestine, it goes into the large intestine, absorbing the remaining nutrients and water.

After that, the waste is stored in the rectum and releases the excreta out from the body through the anus.

What is the digestive Tract?

The digestive tract is also called the gastrointestinal tract or GI tract. The GI tract is a series of organs that perform the functioning of digesting food and excreting the excreta out from the body.

Digestive tract

Digestion starts from the mouth that it passes from a hollow tube called esophagus to the stomach. After that, it passes from the small intestine and then to the large intestine and the anus.

There are 3 solid organs in the digestive system are- The Liver, Pancreas, and Gall bladder

The small intestine is divided into 3 parts which are- the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.

The large intestine is divided into 4 phases- appendix, cecum, colon, and rectum.

Bacteria in your GI tract is also known as gut flora or microbiome, which helps digestion.

Diseases from the weak digestive system

  • Gallstone
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Celiac disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Stomach cancer
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Constipation
  • Gastritis
  • IBD
  • Piles (Haemorrhoids)


  • Belching
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Gastric
  • Headache
  • Heart pain
  • Burning sensation

Why old generation has a stronger digestive system than today’s generation?

  • The people of old age have a better digestive system because of their robust immune systems. They avoided food that is gastric and acidic. They maintained a healthy lifestyle by having healthy and light meals on time.
  • Fasting also performs a significant role as the body gets detoxify after that.
  • Involve in various activities which trigger the blood circulation in health.
  • Health sleep pattern.
  • Limited time on TV.

Acupressure for Digestive system

Acupressure helps balance the yin yang of the body and improves the flow of energy in every part of the body. By pressing the points that target the digestive system helps improve the blood flow and blood circulation in the body. It also helps balance the hormonal level by pressing these points, releasing excessive heat out from the body, and maintaining the temperature. This temperature activates the enzymes for the digestion process, which enhances the work of metabolism.

10 Pressure points for digestive system

By pressing certain specific pressure points for digestion helps in releasing all the problems of the digestive tract.

Acupressure points in feet for digestion

  • SP6
  • ST36

Acupressure points for digestion on hand

  • 2 inches below the little finger
  • Center of the web of thumb and forefinger
  • Just below the swollen part end after thumb

Acupressure points for digestion on other body parts

  • 2 palms below the shoulder blade.
  • 1.5 palms below the underarms of left side where the ribs end.
  • CV12
  • BL21
  • CV6



Acupressure is an ancient technique which is being practiced for several years to cure the human body naturally. The digestive system is the hub of many dreadful diseases, which leads to death most of the time but to cure diseases naturally, one should practice the art of acupressure daily, by pressing the reflexology points of digestion helps the system to attain its temperature because of the energy flow into the body and throws excessive heat out from the body. This results in activating the enzymes responsible for digestion and protects the linings of the digestive system.


Does acupressure help with digestion?

Yes, pressure points for digestive system help in the process of unblocking the meridians of digestion. By applying firm pressure on these reflexology points improves the blood circulation of the body and balances the hormonal level

Is it possible to cure pitta dosh of acupressure?

Yes, it is possible to cure pitta dosh by applying pressure points on the targeted regions of digestive tract; this helps the energy flow inside the body and balances hormonal level and metabolism rate. In addition, applying the pressure on these acupoints helps release the excessive heat out from the body, which balances the body temperature and relieves the pitta doshas.

Is it possible to cure solar plexus at home for healthy digestion?

Yes, it is possible to cure solar plexus at home naturally. Applying pressure on specific acupressure points for the solar plexus helps the unbalanced solar plexus to get fixed.

Is it good to fast 16 hours every day for good digestion?

Yes, our body is so vital to take anything we put in our stomachs daily. But 16 hours of fasting helps relax the stomach machinery and nourishes the internal parts of the body. It detoxes the body by flushing out the toxic substances and kills the cells which are responsible for detrimental diseases. In addition, 16 hours fasting strengthens the immune system by strengthening the digestive system.

Is it possible to lose hair because of bad digestion?

Yes, a bad digestive system enhances the rate of hair-fall, and no matter how many shampoos, spas, packs, and oils you apply, you lose your beautiful hair. By pressing acupressure points for the digestive system and acupressure points for hair fall not only helps get rid of hair fall problems but also reduces the risk of hair and scalp diseases.

How to cure H. pylori infection in the stomach?

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a gram-negative-bacteria found mainly in the stomach. It is responsible for causing sores, ulcers and even cancer. A person suffering from H. pylori bacteria suffers from feeling full all the time, vomiting, belching, constipated, bloated, headache, uneasy, etc. Therefore, H. pylori patients are highly restricted from the intake of milk and dairy products.

Avoiding milk products and half-cooked meals and pressing the acupressure points for the digestive system, which cures and strengthens the stomach.

By drinking green tea, olive oil, prebiotics, honey, lemon tea, and ginger tea, H. pylori bacteria can be cured naturally.

Priya Yadav

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